Privacy Policy

Who we are

Diatrope Books is a Berkeley, California online bookseller specializing in art, science, and museum publications. Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

To fulfill orders, you must provide Diatrope Books with certain information such as your name, email address, postal address, and the product that you’re ordering. This is the only information we collect from visitors to our site. This information is needed in order to fulfill all orders.

Contact forms

Information submitted through the contact form is retained indefinitely.


Our site uses a temporary cookie while you are browsing the site.  This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. Shopping cart items that are not purchased are not saved.

Embedded content from other websites


We do not embed content from other sites.

Who we share your data with

Since we process all orders throughout Paypal, we never have access to any financial information about our customer.

To process book orders and art orders you need to provide us with information such as your name, address, email, and the book titles.  The name and address are shared with the United States Postal Service, in most cases, and other shipping services on occasion. We need to share this information with the shipping services to ship orders.

How long we retain your data

Order information information (your name, address, and the item you purchased) is retained indefinitely, for up to five years, for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Since orders are processed through Paypal, we do not collect customer financial information on this site and thus do not retain it.

What rights you have over your data

The only data we retain is the order information. We are obliged to keep this for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Additional information

Please contact us at for additional information.